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The Hayloft

Cloughton near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 930998)



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Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Small but very well planned cottage on 2 levels."

    Great views over the sea from upstairs. Tasteful decor and pictures on the walls. Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2021

  • "Lovely location and a comfortable small."

    Cottage. Nice to be sit on the enclosed patio after a hard day's walking. The walks from the cottage are amazing. Thank you we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "No heating."

    No hot water .no games room .washing machine broken .garden area not like in photos at all it is now all feel fenced off communal gate into cottage shared by 3 other cottages all neighbouring cottages gave us abuse for staying told us to leave big arguments with neighbours that apparently has been goin on years they want the cottage holiday let to be shut down so you basically feel so unwelcome and uncomfortable. Owners cottage is actually joined onto the hayloft .no privacy .no parking .get told to move your car constantly by text messages. Awful to stay in the middle of a neighbouring argument one lady even through apples through an open window at us and shouted get back to the city .we left early and came home .

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "Pictures didn’t do the cottage justice was absolutely gorgeous, perfectly ..."

    Pictures didn’t do the cottage justice was absolutely gorgeous, perfectly situated for what we wanted , with all the amenities you needed, improved our holiday no end, my grandson absolutely loved the hayloft in Scarborough, Looking forward to booking it again next year

    Reviewed by DJul 2021

  • "A little disappointed that we didn't always achieve a hot shower (the water was luke warm) each morning, we mentioned this to the owner."

    Lovely location, great sea view from upstairs (although a little dark downstairs). We had some lovely walks along the coast (walking from our holiday home) and drove to several nearby seaside resorts. It was a quiet, relaxing location and easy to park beside the holiday home.

    Reviewed by LynJul 2021

  • "The settee in The Hayloft needs replacing or reupholstering as it is not good for anyone with back problems or has difficulty getting up off it Also the vegetation around the gate at the entrance to the property needs cutting back as it gets in the way, especially when it is wet!"

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, owner couldnt do enough for us, cant wait to stay again, the perfect holiday well done Sykes!"

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "We had a very good holiday."

    The cottage was full of character and tastefully decorated, with lovely artwork done by the owner. The views from the upstairs windows were delightful and we loved the wide window sills with ornaments and plants. The upstairs had a very cosy feel and the downstairs kitchen and bathroom was spacious and well equipped. The cottage is in a perfect location for those who enjoy walking and wildlife. The cliffs are a short walk away and we saw lots of birds, hares and deer. Unfortunately there was a problem with the heating and hot water (a new system has recently been installed), but the owner was very helpful and tried very hard to get it resolved, although this proved difficult. However, despite this we hope to return in the future as we liked the cottage and the area very much.

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2021

  • "Had a really lovely week at The Hayloft."

    This property is in a great location for visiting the local area . We walked the Cleveland way to Scarborough, cycled to Ravenscar. Bought the original smoked kippers in Whitby , found fossils in staithes . Due to Covid 19 rules the local pubs were closed and although we managed to eat out a few times we mainly cooked at the cottage . It had a pantry full of every kind of pot and pans etc. Lovely to wake up and see the sun glistening on the sea every morning was a definite bonus . We had a heating / boiler problem over the bank holiday weekend. We called the owner who swiftly got the problem solved that afternoon. We really loved staying at this cottage and is great value for money . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2021

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    Very tastefully decorated. Location was brilliant, near to coastal path and cycle track. Very peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2020

  • "Unfortunately, there wasn't any contact with the owner at all and when I rang regarding key collection, I only spoke to someone else."

    I know due to covid everyone needs to keeps a distance, but a welcome note (or even a bottle of milk!) would've been appreciated. the furniture whilst quirky is not entirely comfortable but on the whole it is a lovely venue. thanks.

    Reviewed by ToniaSep 2020

  • "Quirky cottage with lots of very different paintings making it very interesting"

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2020

  • "I am not rating you, but the Cottage I stayed in."

    Its your job to see all the details and expectations are correct. The Cottage is advertised elsewhere anyway. The Cottage was compact, warm and comfortable, the views amazing, the Art Work an unexpected pleasure. Perhaps a plumper Cushion on the Settee would be good. The Cinder Track was near, buses ran frequently between Scarborough and Whitby. All in all an excellent place to stay. Would recommend to Friends and Family, and even return for a Chill out time. WiFi would be helpful for those who do not have Posh phones

    Reviewed by Anne ChristineAug 2020

  • "The Hayloft is a super holiday property with good access to the nearby Cinder Track for walking and cycling on and easy access to nearby coastal resorts by car/bus."

    The accommodation is extremely comfortable with everything needed for a relaxing stay in a very peaceful setting. The owner has provided lovely home touches in the decor of the house. We've been twice now to this property and will definitely return. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2020

  • "Really disappointing, very dusty in upstairs living area around tv and shelving, this place had not had a thorough cleaning prior to our visit."

    Reviewed by LillianJul 2020

  • "Really enjoyed my Holiday at The Hayloft, it was warm and cozy and is just what you need after a cold walk on the North Yorkshire moors!"

    Reviewed by DominicNov 2019

  • "Often visited location, very pleasant as always."

    Reviewed by JOct 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Great location within easy driving distance of Whitby and Scarborough and a short walk down to the coastal path. Very relaxing break

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "The cottage is cosy and easily accessible to Scarborough and Whitby."

    Reviewed by GailJul 2019

  • "We had an enjoyable holiday."

    The accommodation was well equipped and acted as a good base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 2019

  • "This is a lovely well-equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    It was a pleasure to spend a week there.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2019

  • "The exterior photo on the internet is very misleading as it appears that the 3 panned window is part of the cottage."

    There is now a high fence around the property resulting in a small patio which does not appear on the photo. There is also a a very large and noisy Thermo V LG heating/water heater in the patio which was constantly on and off all day resulting in an unpleasant ambiance on the patio.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2019

  • "This cottage was very convenient, comfortable, and well equipped."

    There was plenty of local information in the form of books, and the owner was always available to give advice on local things. The paintings and art creations were of the highest quality. The only downside was that the bedroom was upstairs but the toilet was downstairs. This could cause a problem for the elderly or the disabled. perhaps this could be made clear on the description of the property. However I would certainly recommend this cottage for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by VincentSep 2018

  • "The Hayloft is a delightful cottage in a very good position."

    Some very good walks on the doorstep. Very interesting collection of art on display. We intend to return next year.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2018

  • "The cottage was exceedingly well equipped and the welcome was helpful and warm from the owner."

    Reviewed by K.May 2018

  • "The Hayloft is warm and cosy."

    It is very well equipped and comfortable. Position is great for touring the coast and inland. Views across to Scarborough Castle and the Coast are amazing. Owner was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back and would recommend this cottage to others. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2018

  • "Very enjoyable break in a characterful and cosy cottage."

    Quiet location but still very well placed for getting around the North Yorkshire coast

    Reviewed by RaymondFeb 2018

  • "This was delightful holiday accommodation in a lovely location with fantastic views from the upper rooms."

    Comfortable and quiet, ideal for a get-away short break and definitely one I would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2017

  • "The Hayloft is a cosy, comfortable cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    An excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2016

  • "I loved the beautiful coastline and we found the Cinder Track a great, traffic free route to get from place to place."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2016

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The property

This lovely cottage is set in a peaceful and tranquil location, next to the owner's home, on the outskirts of Cloughton, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

This delightful cottage has been creatively converted to provide the perfect romantic hideaway for couples, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the popular coastal resort of Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough.

Originally the end-section (Hayloft and barn) of an ancient longhouse, this charming studio-style stone cottage has cosy and quirky accommodation over two floors.

Upstairs, there is a light and spacious open plan living area, with a double bed tucked up against the wall and a comfortable sofa and chair to relax in.

From the windows are superb views over the beautiful open countryside and the sea.

With a lovely homely feel, there are lots of little extras, including original artwork on the walls and carved polished driftwood.

On the ground floor is a bright and cheerful rustic style kitchen, with painted panelled walls and cupboards and a timber floor.

Entry to the property is from the rear, across a small lawn to a flagged private patio; ideal for a morning coffee in the sunshine, before heading out for the day.

From the cottage, there are excellent walking and cycling opportunities, with the 23 mile Cinder Track just down the road and the clifftop Cleveland Way trail just a few minutes’ walk away.

The seaside town of Scarborough has much to offer, with its sandy beaches, castle ruins, pretty gardens and seafront cafes and restaurants.

Enjoy a lovely walk from North Bay to South Bay along the promenade, or book an evening at the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round.

With the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors to explore, plus Whitby and quaint coastal villages such as Robin Hood's Bay to visit, guests will be delighted to stay in this charming cottage at any time of the year.


  • Open plan first floor studio accommodation with double bed and sitting area
  • Ground floor bathroom with hip bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen with dining area.
  • Air source central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Patio with planted border and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking in and around the property
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Access to property is via a farm gate across a lawned area. No party's or gatherings, hen's etc. No smokers

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About the location


Scarborough 4.8 miles; Ravenscar 6.3 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 11.6 miles; Whitby 14.8 miles.

Cloughton lies just under five miles north of Scarborough, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Home to old cottages lining the main street and more modern developments behind, the village boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional to bring a charming atmosphere to all its visitors, as well as offering a welcoming farm shop where you can pick up any essentials and two pubs on the main street and two on the outskirts. Close by is the popular 'Cinder Track', a disused 23 mile long railway track, that's now used for walking, cycling and horse riding. There is easy access to the Cleveland Way, a long distance trail that hugs the cliff top as it winds its way to Hayburn Wyke, a rocky cove with a waterfall and inn, Robin Hood's Bay and beyond to the north and south to Scarborough. Popular since Victorian times, this vibrant seaside town of Scarborough retains many of its original fine buildings, parks and gardens, as well as its historic castle which overlooks the town. North Bay and South Bay provide two superb stretches of beautiful, golden sandy beaches, popular with families and small children. There are a number of child-friendly activities and many excellent visitor attractions for grown-ups too, including the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre for live music. There are plenty of outdoor activities within easy reach too, with golf courses, coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, stunning cycle routes such as the old railway to Whitby, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing, offering something for every taste. Ideally situated for touring both the coast and countryside, Cloughton is an ideal base for a fun-filled break at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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